A Thought Matters PUBLIC SEMINAR
Beyond Luther: Reform for speculative beliefs or Divine values for living.
7.30pm, 25th of May
Booth College of Mission Chapel
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Next Thursday, we’re continuing to look at the legacies of the Protestant Reformation with Brian Thompson who will explore: Beyond Luther: Reform for speculative beliefs or Divine values for living. In discourses on God’s grace, Luther claimed (in 1525) that “freedom of the will” belongs only to God and not humankind. In the 21st century such speculative beliefs may be seen as having “use-by” dates now several centuries old. Further reform is one option but another option is acceptance that fifteen centuries before Luther the “Kingdom of God” reform was proclaimed and enacted by Jesus, with emphasis on repentance and the values involved in particular kinds of “Forgiveness,” “Love,” and “Social Justice.” Applications of both options are considered.
Brian Thompson is a life-time Salvationist and a member of the Wellington City Corps who shares operation of a well-used Corps Library, and has a practical interest in those in contact with the Corps who are without either a home or basic shelter. Brian, who holds a PhD, has spent many years in professional education practice in the community, and continues to conduct and publish research of international interest.
We look forward to seeing you there.